As CIO Executive Partners at Forrester, we meet technology leaders in almost every industry sector. One theme is clear: The typical career path, leading to CIO has changed.
No patience for CIOs to learn new tricks.
Companies are now looking to leadership from non-traditional CIO career path sources. Over the past few years, we’ve noticed an increase in line-of-business leaders being appointed CIO. Within the past 12 to 18 months we’ve also seen Digital channel / eCommerce experts, being appointed the overall CIO.
Why are Executives turning to new sources for their CIOs?
For a few decades now, tech leaders have been focused on running a stable, secure, predictable and efficient technology platform. Everyone expects you to get the ‘table stakes’ right. That is no longer enough to keep your position in the company secure.
via Forrester Blogs Brian Baker